Guy Wilks will mark his comeback from injury when he tests a Skoda UK Motorsport-run Fabia S2000 Facelift for the first time on August 23.

The test in Czech Republic, which is in preparation for Barum Czech Rally Zlin, round nine of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge from 27-29 August, will take place 80 days after Wilks suffered two fractured lumbar vertebrae during a high-speed crash on Rally d'Italia-Sardegna on 5 June.

Wilks said: "I'm massively looking forward to getting back into the Skoda Fabia S2000. It's been very frustrating since Sardinia, being on the outside of the IRC looking in. I've missed three rallies but it was important that I'm 100 per cent fit before getting back into the car. My motivation to get back into a rally car and win rallies has never been higher than it is right now."

The British driver has resumed full training following his most recent round of x-rays and has also been driving a road car for several weeks.

He added: "I'm sure we'll have a good test and be well prepared for the Barum Rally. I've got no problems with getting back into a rally car and driving flat-out. If we're able to begin from near where we left off [in Sardinia], I'm sure we'll have a good run and be able to score IRC points." 
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